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Research in health economics and business

Shredder

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    If anyone conducts any research in health economics or the business side of medicine, please post here as I would like to ask some questions. I want to know how med schools perceive this kind of research, not only as an undergrad but also as a medical student, and beyond. It's not what comes to mind when the word "research" is mentioned, but I think it is just as important and interesting for a certain type of person, like myself and some others out there.

    i have important interviews coming up and i would love to broach the subject, but i dont know how open interviewers will be to this kind of alternative research. i dont want them thinking im anti scientific research, as thats not the case and ive done some as an undergrad, but i find economic research more appealing and id like to do it. caveat: at the expense of scientific research since there are only 24 hours in a day. i know top institutions build their reputations on research (scientific?), so i want to be careful about this issue. let me know, and thanks in advance
     

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      BrettBatchelor said:
      I met with my mentor today and she said that a project in business and rad-onc might be a good topic.
      this guys representative publications are good examples
      http://www.wharton.upenn.edu/faculty/asch.html

      i do think however that its harder (in terms of availability) to conduct this type of thing as an undergrad, maybe as a med student too. or maybe ive been too brainwashed into a scientific mindset over the years, not sure

      i think its safe to say its not the common route, which could be good or bad, and thats what im wondering. i emailed this guy at penn and he said its perfectly acceptable and penn's proud of it :)

      btw brett let me know how that comes along, intriguing
       

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        It's a good thing. Professor Asch does both clinical work and academic research work, so he's a good example of how the two can work together. An even better example is Professor Silber, he's at CHOP and does quality/outcomes stuff. PM me if you have questions
         
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